Project X: Strong Defences: the X-bots are Coming... by Anthony McGowan


Project X: Strong Defences: the X-bots are Coming... by Anthony McGowan

Part of the dynamic reading programme Project X, this book is truly boy-friendly. Project X is a reading programme that has been developed based on research into what will really hook boys into reading and make them love books. Project X includes fiction and non-fiction, exciting adventure stories, lots of gadgets, and 21st-century illustrations. Each book comes with notes for parent/teaching assistants that highlight tricky words or concepts in the books, prompt questions and suggest a range of follow-up activities.

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Born in Manchester, Anthony McGowan went to school in Leeds. He has worked as a nightclub bouncer, civil servant, and Open University tutor in philosophy. He published
his first novel for teenagers, Hellbent, in 2005. It was described by The Times as ‘a brilliantly nauseating thriller’.

His other books for teenagers include Henry Tumour and The Knife that Killed Me, the film of which was released in 2013.

He lives in London

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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48 pages


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Publication date

8th January 2009



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